Category Archives: Personalities

Guyanese have to decide what kind of society they really want – by GHK Lall

Eye On The Issues: Guyanese have to decide what kind of society they really want – by GHK Lall

Posted by: Demerara Waves – January 15, 2017 – by GHK Lall

letters-to-the-editorI noticed the news report of secret balloting by the PPP, and the election of a General Secretary.  The first thoughts were: none of my business and communism.  Then, I read of decentralizing and visions of victory a few years hence, and I came to full attention.  This is my business, and concerns my environment, and a certain minimum standard that is deeply embedded.  So, I share some things that matter.

From my perspective, this country is undergoing radical surgery.  In some instances, there are probing experimental operations in process.  The ongoing discoveries are that national arteries are clogged, muscles atrophied, visions clouded, and weaknesses and malaise all over the body of the state, be it people, or institutions, or outlook, or processes.   Continue reading

Social Self-Defense: Calling all Warriors of the Light – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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Los Angeles is a fascinating place to live for its diversity of peoples. In the shopping mall, on the Santa Monica pier, the Venice Beach boardwalk (above photo), and other public spaces, I blend in with the crowd. I am at home amidst the range of skin color pigments and English-speaking accents.

In spite of our rich cultural diversity, racism, misogyny, and xenophobia still circulate beneath our thin skin. At a local coffee shop, I’ve had to wait much longer for my coffee than my white companion. At a writers’ meeting, a white female club member told me not to touch her. “It’s offensive,” she said with an angry tone.

On a sunny, windy, Sunday morning in Santa Monica, someone in a passing vehicle threw water in my face as I crossed the busy boulevard. Was it the color of my skin that the stranger considered offensive or was it…

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Caribbean Life News Update – 13 January 2017

Caribbean Life News Update – 13 January 2017

FOCUS UPON TRUMP

BY BERT WILKINSON | CARIBBEAN

In just over a week or so, Donald. J. Trump will be sworn in as presi­dent of the United States and the most powerful man in the world and already Carib­bean Commu­nity leaders are sending both positive signals of welcome and indica­tions that they are willing to work with his adminis­tration.

New SVG US consul general a ‘breath of fresh air’

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsa­lves and Deputy Prime Minister Sir Louis Straker had predi­cted that Howie Prince would be a treme­ndous asset to the nation with his appoin­tment as the new St. Vincent and the Grena­dines’ consul general to the United States.

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Steve Harvey Steps Up To The Mic After Meeting With Donald Trump

After Meeting With Donald Trump Steve Harvey Steps Up To The Mic At Trump Tower

Meet The Caribbean Contenders For The Miss Universe Pageant 2017

Meet The Caribbean Contenders For The Miss Universe Pageant

Published on Jan 12 2017, at 9:28 pm

miss-universe-logoNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017:  Thirteen Caribbean beauties are among 87 women from around the world who are vying for the coveted title of Miss Universe.

The Miss Universe pageant will be aired on January 29 at 7/6c live from the Philippines on FOX TV. The competition will again be hosted by Steve Harvey despite his mega mistake in announcing the wrong pageant winner at the last pageant. Here are the Caribbean contenders:      [Read more]

Goodbye 2016: Welcome to 2017! – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Goodbye 2016: Welcome to 2017! – By Dr DhanpauBrowse Browse revisionsl Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Hillary Clinton has called fake news an epidemic. A new year will soon bring its share of challenges. Many persons will be glad to see the end of 2016. There is little doubt that some may have realized their goals while others are still struggling bravely to reach their personal summits. They are to be commended.

The year 2016 has been unusual in a number of areas. There has been the use and abuse of information and one is not sure where the truth lies.    Continue reading

Profile: Sister Mary Noel Menezes – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Sister Mary Noel Menezes: Emeritus Professor, University of Guyana

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Sister Mary Noel Menezes

There was a time when the History Department of the University of Guyana (UG) was among the best in the Caribbean. This was in the seventies when the quality of teaching and research was to be envied. One of the leaders that helped the department to reach such great heights is Professor Mary Noel Menezes.

Sr. Noel, as she is fondly called, was highly respected for her ability to make complex ideas simple. She cared about her students and her own interests were broad and far-reaching. The history department boasted a number of distinguished luminaries. There was Dr. Robert Moore who went on to become Guyana’s High Commissioner to Canada.   Continue reading

The real purpose of the U.S. government’s report on alleged hacking by Russia – By Chris Hedges

The real purpose of the U.S. government’s report on alleged hacking by Russia

ica-reportWelcome to our annus horribilis.

Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations: Toronto- Annual Luncheon – February 26, 2017

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Three Presidents, One Nation- Believing and Deceiving – By Yvonne Sam

Three  Presidents, One Nation- Believing and Deceiving

yvonne-samBy Yvonne Sam

Opinion - commentary -analysisHenry Louis Mencken, the great American English scholar, journalist, satirist and cultural critic,   also known as the Sage of Baltimore, said that, “under democracy one party devotes its chief energies in trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule and both commonly succeed and are right” How true and applicable is such a saying, when viewed in light of what is currently playing out in American politics.

In less than ten days the Obama era will come to an end. Approval ratings will no longer be of any significant concern. He will best be remembered as a great, but blemished, president, sadly however, most of the blemishes concerns how he dealt with the issue of race – or avoided doing so.    Continue reading

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